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Date Posted: 07:10:50 03/28/16 Mon
The Miss Virginia Scholarship Program and New Vision, Roanoke’s organization helping vision impaired people connect to the world, are ready for a star-studded fundraising evening of musical entertainment and a silent auction with hor’derves.
“Music to Remember” with Jane Powell and the Miss Virginia Family is Friday, April 1, at Roanoke’s Sheraton Hotel, 2801 Hershberger Road NW. The auction begins at 6 pm; showtime is 7:30. Well-known award-winning R&B/jazz vocalist Jane Powell and her band will join Savannah Lane, Miss Virginia 2015 and top 15 finalist to Miss America, and several Miss Virginias and musicians.
Savannah Lane, Miss Virginia, is excited to join Powell onstage. "Music to Remember is an event you’ll never forget. A combination of jazzy classics to upbeat current hits will leave you dancing in your seat...for two great causes!" Lane is studying foreign affairs at the University of Virginia. Her goal is to become an FBI agent and ultimately run for Congress. As Miss Virginia, Lane travels the state promoting her platform, “The Power of Performance - “P.O.P.” - encouraging music in everyone’s life because “it’s sometimes the only response when words alone are not enough”. She’s also an advocate for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Other performers include Miss Virginia 2014, Courtney Garrett; Nashville-recording artist Meghan Shanley (Miss Virginia 2001); Beverly Cooke Young (1982); Kelli Quick (1997); Kimberly Johnson Block (1985); and Adrianna Sgarlata Hill (2006); Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen, Hayley Boland from Troutville; and the pageant's musical director, Derek Shorter, a Franklin County native studying at the Berklee School of Music.
The event features a tribute by Courtney Garrett, Miss Virginia 2014, to WDBJ journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward who were killed six months ago. Garrett will perform an original song, “Forever On the Air”, by Salem composer/musician Tommy Holcomb. She recorded the lead vocals for the piece recently released on CD that will be on sale. Part of the proceeds benefits the scholarship funds set up in Parker and Wade’s names.
Sponsored by Starkey Medical Esthetics of Roanoke & Salem
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